There are few books out there that have revolutionized how people look at their dinner plate like Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study. Exhaustively researched, Campbell’s work is the definitive guide on the health benefits of plant-based eating, and he argues that most chronic diseases can even be prevented or reversed through diet. The China Study inspired the groundbreaking documentary Forks Over Knives, a cookbook, a foundation, an online plant-based nutrition program at eCornell, and so much more.
Dr. Campbell picks up right where The China Study left off with his new book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, released earlier this month. Whole explains the science behind all the evidence presented in The China Study. Dr. Campbell spoke with us about his new book and shared some strategies for helping others adopt and sustain a plant-based diet.
After a record turnout in 2012, the DC VegFest is back, and we’re excited to share that the DC VegFest will return to the beautiful Yards Park on Sat., September 28! While taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding the waterfront boardwalk, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious animal-friendly fare, listen to dynamic speakers—including Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States, Paul Shapiro, Betty Goes Vegan cookbook authors Annie and Dan Shannon, ultra-athlete Rich Roll, and more—and enjoy everything else you love about the DC VegFest. You won’t want to miss it!
Vancouver, Canada is on track to become the first Canadian city to endorse Meatless Mondays! According to the Vancouver Food Policy Council, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is expected to sign a proclamation officially declaring June 10, 2013 as Meatless Monday. Organizers say the day will be celebrated with community events that will spread awareness about–and celebrate–the benefits of meat-free eating.
From Tofurky sausages to Gardein chicken to Daiya vegan cheese, plant-based meats and dairy products are quickly gaining popularity–and winning over the hearts and tastes of thousands. In fact, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, meat consumption nationwide has decreased 12% since 2007–and more people are searching for information on vegan eating.
Despite this progress, the majority of Americans continue to eat meat — so imagine the suffering that could be spared if this meat didn’t involve raising and then killing an actual animal? Sure, it may sound like science fiction, but growing meat from cells in a lab (referred to as in vitro meat) may be one way we can help save the lives of tens of billions of animals who are raised and killed for food each year across the globe.